New noise camera trial to crack down on nuisance drivers
The Government has commissioned a prototype noise camera to be tested at several locations over the next seven months in a move to cut down on nuisance drivers.
The new technology will aim to cut down on vehicles exceeding legal noise limits, including through illegal exhausts, by working like a normal speed camera and using automated number plate recognition to help enforce the law.
The technology could also help catch motorists who rev car or motorbike engines beyond legal limits.
If the trials are successful, recommendations will be made to further develop the system across the UK.
Transport Secretary, Chris Grayling said: “Noise pollution makes the lives of people in communities across Britain an absolute misery and has very serious health impacts.
“This is why I am determined to crack down on the nuisance drivers who blight our streets.”